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If I have two users logged in (e.g. by using ctl-alt F-something to change between users) then when I log out from any user I never see the kdm login/splash/greeter thingy again.
To be more specific, I think it happens whenever I use Kde's menu item -- something like 'start another session' -- or if I use ctl-alt-F7 from kde.
This is annoying because if I then use "startx" I will be starting kde, which I don't want to do (I want icewm.)
I can start xdm as root, and get the xdm login widget, but then I don't get to choose what window manager I want -- it will just be default kde again.
I know I could go and edit xinit in my home dir and change the default windowmanager.
But this seems excessive.
Is it possible at all to re-start the kdm login/splash/greeter?
I have seen advice about respawning it in inittab, but I would rather hear somebody confirm that that's okay. E.g.:
by the way, unlike some systems I have seen referred to, I see no file here "etc/init.d/kdm". But xdm is in there. I think xdm is told to use kdm, because if I type "etc/init.d/xdm restart" it returns "starting kdm". But it still doesn't give me any login gui.
files I have noticed:
(But typing "/opt/kde3/bin/kdm start" as root from the pre-gui screen does not help)
On the other hand, is there a valid command like "startx exec icewm"? I couldn't work it out from the man page: looks to me like X always wants to start whatever window manager is defined in pre-set variables.
All this time, if I run Top as root I see that kdm is still running.
My suspicion is that if I log in two users Kde breaks kdm -- and it will never be right again until reboot.
Please tell me it isn't so!